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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Football An offensive backfield player whose position is behind the quarterback and halfbacks and who primarily performs offensive blocking and line plunges.
  • n. Football The position of this player.
  • n. Sports A primarily defensive backfield player in field hockey, soccer, or Rugby whose position is near the defensive goal or goal line.
  • n. Sports The position of this player.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An offensive back whose primary jobs are to block in advance of the halfback on running plays and for the quarterback on passing plays.
  • n. A defensive player who assists the goalie in preventing the opposing team from scoring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. players stationed behind those in the front line.
  • n. an offensive football player who plays farther behind the line of scrimmage than the half-back. They are used primarily for blocking and line plunges.
  • v. To play the position of fullback on a football team; to be the fullback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In foot-ball. See back, 12.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (American football) the position of a back on a football team
  • n. (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
  • v. play the fullback

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